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This Wednesday, we will be having our prayer meeting and Bible study at the pastor’s home in Novato, 726 Bradley Ave, Novato. Directions – 330-340-9413. We will continue to have the service here on our web page along with the audio. Sundays will remain the same at this time.

PRAYER
Thank You, Lord, for this precious time with You and Your Word. May You bless our prayer meeting and our Bible study this evening. May our hearts be blessed and encouraged. May we keep our eyes on You above all else. And may You be glorified in and through our lives. In Jesus’ wonderful name we pray, Amen!

Chorus

July 1st, 2020: (Pat Kaiser)


 

YESTERDAY, TODAY, FOREVER

Yesterday, today, forever, Jesus is the same.
All may change but Jesus never!
Glory to His name!
Glory to His name! Glory to His name!
All may change but Jesus never!
Glory to His name!
(repeat)


Hymn

A SHELTER IN THE TIME OF STORM

July 1st, 2020: (Pat Kaiser)


The Lord’s our Rock, in Him we hide
A shelter in the time of storm;
Secure whatever ill betide
A shelter in the time of storm.

O Jesus is a Rock in a weary land,
A weary land, a weary land,
O Jesus is a Rock in a weary land
A shelter in the time of storm.

A shade by day, defense by night
A shelter in the time of storm;
No fears alarm, no foes affright
A shelter in the time of storm.

O Jesus is a Rock in a weary land,
A weary land, a weary land,
O Jesus is a Rock in a weary land
A shelter in the time of storm.

O Rock divine, O Refuge dear
A shelter in the time of storm;
Be Thou our helper ever near
A shelter in the time of storm.

O Jesus is a Rock in a weary land,
A weary land, a weary land,
O Jesus is a Rock in a weary land
A shelter in the time of storm.

 

Audio Message:

July 1st, 2020: Pastor Ed
DAVID’S PROCLAMATION / PSALM 34:11-22


Text Message:
DAVID’S PROCLAMATION
Psalm 34:11-22

David, having escaped from Gath and the Philistines, comes to the area of the cave of Adullam and meets with his men and their families. The first thing he does when he gathers them together is to praise the Lord. (Psa. 34:1-10) Once he praises the Lord, he gives them a sermon. His sermon begins with a summons. David gathers his men around him and say, “Come, ye (sons), hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord.” (Psa. 34:11) Because they loved him and admired him and would follow him to the ends of the earth they gathered around.

David then asks them a question, “What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?” (Psa. 34:12) What man or woman is there that doesn’t want to live to a ripe old age? That doesn’t want “the good life” with all its rich rewards? It was a subject calculated to grip the attention of every one of his men and maybe their families as well. Here they were cut off from the comforts of home and living always with the fear of King Saul and his armies.

Then David delivers his sermon. (Psa. 34:13-20) It was a very good sermon, good enough for the Holy Spirit to pick up and quote at some length in the New Testament a thousand years later. Peter quotes it in 1 Peter 3:10-12, “For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

David first urges his men to listen to his exposition and to take heed to three things. (Psa. 34:13-16) He said to take heed to your words, “Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.” (Psa. 34:13) He was probably thinking about his time in Gath. He is saying, “I don’t know how many of you know this, but down there in Gath I disgraced myself and I disgraced the Lord. I said a lot of very foolish things. I wish I could relive the last few weeks but I can’t. I can only pray that you will not have to experience what I experienced. I pretended to be mad. I am ashamed of some of the things I said. And so I beg you, take heed to to your words.

He also says to take heed to your walk. “Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.” (Psa. 34:14) He is saying, “My real troubles began, not when King Saul set his soldiers on me, but when I lied to Abimelech the priest. I’ve got that on my conscience, because it led to the murderer of Abimelech and the other priests. My troubles came to a head when I went to Gath. I wish I had never been near that place. I failed to take heed to my walk. There are some places in life where a believer should not go, there are some doors a child of God ought not to darken, My friends, I beg you, depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

David also says to take heed to your works. (Psa. 34:15-16) He said to them, “The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and His ears are open unto their cry. The face of the Lord is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.” David is saying, “God sees what you do and He hears what you say. That is a terrific truth to everyone who is doing and saying the things that please the Lord. But it is a terrible truth to those who are displeasing Him. So, my friends, take heed to your works.” Thus David urged his fellows wanderers to listen to his exposition.

He also wanted them to learn from his examples. (Psa. 34:17-19), He told them, “The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous; but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.” David is telling his people, “I am living proof of what I have been telling you. Down there in Gath I was a broken and contrite man, bitterly sorry for what I had said and done. I still don’t know why Achish let me go. I can only say that the Lord delivered me. Get right with God, and He will see you through.” The last verse is a prophecy that Jesus would not have His bones broken. “He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.” (Psa. 34:20) We find this fulfilled in John 19 and is quoted in verse 36.

Last of all, we have David’s summary. (Psa. 34:21-22) David sums up his sermon by saying, “Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate. The Lord redeemeth the soul of His servants: and none of them that trust in Him shall be desolate.” In effect he is saying, “I am going to practice what I preach. From now on I am going to leave my case in God’s hands.” And so David did, as far as Saul was concerned. He refused to slay Saul even when he was delivered providentially into his hands – even though his men urged him to make an end of Saul’s life. “No”, he said, “Evil shall slay the wicked. It is not for me to slay Saul. God will take care of him.”

And David finished his sermon by saying, “None of them that trust in Him shall be desolate.” (Psa. 34:22) His point is that when we trust the Lord, we can know that He will take care of us, no matter what the circumstances may be. Here, then, is David’s summary. For the sinner “evil shall slay the wicked; and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.” For the saint, “The Lord redeemeth the soul of His servants: and none of them that trust in Him shall be desolate.”
The hymn writer wrote: “The soul that on Jesus has leaned for repose, He will not, He will not, desert to its foes; That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake, He’ll never, no never, no never forsake.”

Prayer

Lord, we have read and heard Your Word. May we take it to heart and learn from the experience of David. May we be careful with our tongues, and how we walk with Thee, and what we do and say. And may we keep in mind at all times, that you will deliver us from all evil. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!


Prayers / Praises

Pastor Ed and Connie:

Marianne Appleman, our friend in Greenville SC, was recently in a serious auto accident. Prayers for healing of broken ribs & a number of fractures. Praise that her grandchildren were not in car with her. Our grandson Peter as he's taking finals for 1st session of Summer school. Praise Edward (our son) is now able to be home but still able to work. His sickness was a severe allergic reaction to sap from a fruit tree. He's doing better thanks to his doctor's. Unspoken request. Prayer for Wed. services.

Tom/Michelle:

Have not gotten any new requests from them, but let's remember their work there.

Neva and Ray:

Neva is weaker. Her knees are very painful. She needs to eat more.

Joe:

Praise: My sister is home from the hospital and slowly recovering from her wild blood pressure swings.
Thankful for all the work and study that Pastor Ed has put in for the Wed gatherings and Sunday internet services. It was a real blessing to see many of our church family last Wed. Prayer: Need wisdom on how to help my sister organize and make her apartment safer. Safety for my relatives in Florida as Covid 19 accelerates there. Safety for Anita as she goes out and shops for our home.

Allison:

Didn't get new requests, but let's keep this dear lady in prayer during this stressful time.

Alice:

Would like prayer for her brother-in-law (Max): cancer. Her son who had the motorcycle accident is doing better.

Linda:

Unspoken request.

Anita:

Praises: Joe and I are enjoying our garden and birds so much. My bluejay now brings his wife to be fed also.
Prayer: That our church may meet more often now, and more people will be able to come.

Pat:

Praises: I am so thankful for all the beautiful things of creation. I sit (lay) in my garden and watch birds and butterflies and bees and ants enjoy the beautiful flowers. Able to share my recordings with family and friends.
Prayer for Chuck. The knee problem was soon gone but now his back is out. Says it is like an episode he had in 1957. Long time but he calls it a 10 on the pain scale. Doctor ordered a bunch of meds so we avoided the ER. Getting out of bed is very difficult. Also have to get him to the dentist Thursday . Kirsten will help. First time out for me. For Eric as he camps in his Airstream most of July.

Laura:

Praise God because He is the same today, tomorrow, and forever. I pray for all the people that they do not have jobs here in America and around the world.Glory be to God that we are able to get together on Wednesday to hear God precious word, sing and pray for each other. .

Paul Atherton:

Paul wants praying to continue for Barbara. His mother is doing better but still pray.

Kelly

Praise: that our church has started to meet again for prayer service.
Prayer: that we will be able to continue meeting on Wednesday evenings - that that will not be taken away - as the quarantine tightens again. Also that Sunday services will be allowed to open again and that the courts will turn overwhelmingly in favor of church services being allowed to open. Prayer: safety for our President and that he would look to God for wisdom and guidance in these dark times. Prayer: for God to open the hearts of unsaved family members.

Julie:

Praises for God’s help in getting glasses replaced in record time. Thanksgiving for having a garden to enjoy during my recovery.

Chorus:

July 1st, 2020: Pat Kaiser
"NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE"


NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE

Nothing is impossible when you put your trust in God;
Nothing is impossible when you’re trusting in His Word.
Hearken to the voice of God to thee:
“Is there anything too hard for Me?”
Then put your trust in God alone and rest upon His Word;
For everything, Oh, everything, yes everything is possible with God
(repeat)


PRAYER

Lord, we close with thanks. Thanks for the Holy Spirit that conforms us to do right and strengthens us to pursue peace with others. We know we will be challenged.
But as believers, we are blessed to know that you will also deliver us. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.